Al Jardine
Al Jardine

Alan Charles Jardine (born September 3, 1942) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Seaside Boys. He’s finest often called the band’s rhythm guitarist and for sometimes singing lead vocals on singles resembling “Assist Me, Rhonda” (1965), “Then I Kissed Her” (1965), “Cotton Fields” (1970), and “Come Go along with Me” (1978). His music “Woman Lynda” was additionally a UK high 10 hit for the group in 1978. Different Seaside Boys songs that characteristic Jardine on lead embody “I Know There’s an Reply” (1966), “Greens” (1967), and “From There to Again Once more” (2012).

Following the demise of fellow band member Carl Wilson in 1998, Jardine left the touring Seaside Boys and has since carried out as a solo artist. Since 2013, Jardine has toured as a part of Seaside Boys founder Brian Wilson’s band. He has launched one solo studio album, A Postcard from California (2010). Jardine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame as a member of the Seaside Boys in 1988.[2]


Alan Charles Jardine was born in Lima, Ohio the youthful of two youngsters to Virginia and Donald Jardine.[3] Having spent his first years of childhood in Lima, he moved along with his household to Rochester, New York, the place his father labored for Eastman Kodak and taught on the Rochester Institute of Expertise.[4] His household later moved to San Francisco after which to Hawthorne, California, the place he and his older brother Neal spent the rest of their youth.[5]

At Hawthorne Excessive College, he was a fullback on the soccer group, quickly befriending backup quarterback Brian Wilson.[6] Jardine additionally watched Brian and brother Carl Wilson singing at a college meeting.[7] After attending Ferris State College through the 1960–61 tutorial 12 months, Jardine registered as a scholar at El Camino School in 1961.[8] There, he was reunited with Brian and first offered the concept of forming a band as the 2 labored by means of concord concepts collectively within the faculty’s music room. Jardine’s main musical curiosity was folks and he discovered banjo and guitar particularly to play folks music. When the Seaside Boys shaped at Wilson’s dwelling, he first tried to push the band towards folks however was overruled in favor of rock ‘n’ roll.[9]

A flexible string instrumentalist, Jardine performed stand-up bass on the Seaside Boys’ first recording, the music “Surfin'” (1961). He totally rejoined the Seaside Boys in the summertime of 1963 at Brian Wilson’s request and labored alongside guitarist David Marks with the band till October 1963, when Marks give up the Seaside Boys after an altercation with the band’s supervisor, Murry Wilson.[10][11]



Jardine in 1965

Jardine performed double bass on the Seaside Boys’ first (and solely) report for Candix Data, “Surfin'”, however give up the band a number of months later, in February 1962. A standard false impression is that Jardine left to deal with dental faculty. In actuality, Jardine didn’t even apply to dental faculty till 1964, and the rationale he left was as a result of artistic variations and his perception that the group wouldn’t maintain their business success.[12] He returned to the Seaside Boys full-time in 1963 following David Marks’ departure.[13]

Jardine first sang lead on “Christmas Day”, on 1964’s The Seaside Boys’ Christmas Album and adopted shortly after with the #1 hit “Assist Me, Rhonda”.[14][better source needed] It was at Jardine’s suggestion that the Seaside Boys recorded a canopy of the Kingston Trio’s folks customary Sloop John B, which Brian Wilson rearranged and produced for his or her Pet Sounds album in 1966.[15][better source needed]

After Brian Wilson discontinued touring in late 1964, Jardine took on a extra outstanding function as a lead vocalist throughout stay performances with the group. Starting along with his contributions to the Associates album, Jardine additionally turned a songwriter and wrote or co-wrote a lot of songs for the Seaside Boys. “California Saga: California” from the Holland album, charted in early 1973. Jardine’s music for his first spouse, “Woman Lynda” (1978), scored a High Ten chart entry within the UK. More and more from the time of the Surf’s Up album, Al turned concerned alongside Carl Wilson in manufacturing duties for the Seaside Boys. He shared manufacturing credit with Ron Altbach on M.I.U. Album (1978) and was a big architect (with Mike Love) of the album’s idea and content material. As with “Woman Lynda” and his 1969 rewrite of Lead Stomach’s “Cotton Fields,” “Come Go along with Me” and “Peggy Sue” on M.I.U. Album had been Jardine productions, the primary being a measurable hit within the UK.[16]

Jardine instigated the Seaside Boys’ recording of a remake of the Mamas and the Papas’ music “California Dreamin'” (that includes Roger McGuinn), reaching No. 8 on the Billboard grownup modern chart in 1986. The related music video featured in heavy rotation on MTV and secured intensive worldwide airplay. The video featured all of the surviving Seaside Boys and two of the three surviving members of the Mamas and the Papas, John Phillips and Michelle Phillips (Denny Doherty was on the East coast and declined), together with former Byrds guitarist Roger McGuinn.[17][18]

Nineteen Nineties–current

Jardine performing with the Seaside Boys throughout their 2012 reunion tour

Following Carl Wilson’s demise in 1998, Jardine was pressured out of the touring model of the Seaside Boys, leaving Love as the one authentic member within the group enjoying stay live shows. Jardine continued to tour and recorded along with his Limitless Summer time Band, in a line-up that utilized many longtime Seaside Boys touring members, together with Billy Hinsche of Dino, Desi and Billy; Ed Carter; Bobby Figueroa; and Jardine’s sons, Matt and Adam. In 2002, Jardine’s band launched Reside in Las Vegas.[19] Jardine toured beneath the banners “Seaside Boys Household & Associates”, “Al Jardine, Seaside Boy” and “Al Jardine of the Seaside Boys” throughout this time. Former bandmate Mike Love determined to sue him in an effort to stop the usage of the Seaside Boys identify, which he had licensed in 1999. The courts dominated in Love’s favor, denying Jardine the usage of the Seaside Boys identify in any vogue. Jardine proceeded to attraction this determination along with in search of $4 million in damages. The California Court docket of Enchantment dominated that Love acted wrongfully in freezing Jardine out of touring beneath the Seaside Boys identify, permitting Jardine to proceed along with his lawsuit.[20] The case ended up being settled outdoors of courtroom with the phrases not disclosed [21] In late 2006, Jardine joined Brian Wilson and his band for a brief tour celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Pet Sounds.[22]

In March 2008, Jardine settled a lawsuit introduced towards him by Love and the property of Carl Wilson relating to use of the “Seaside Boys” identify. Love had leased the Seaside Boys identify, and it was deemed that Jardine’s newly shaped band, referred to as the Seaside Boys Household & Associates (that includes sons Matt and Adam Jardine, Carnie and Wendy Wilson, Daryl Dragon, Billy Hinsche and others), was a breach of title use.[23]

In 2009, Jardine’s lead vocal on “Large Sur Christmas” was launched on MP3 obtain, produced by longtime Pink Barn Studios engineer Stevie Heger beneath Heger’s band’s identify, Hey Stevie. The observe additionally was launched on the Hey Stevie album, Eloquence.[24]

Jardine launched A Postcard from California, his solo debut, in June 2010 (re-released with two additional tracks on April 3, 2012). The album options contributions from Seaside Boys Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson (a posthumous observe), Bruce Johnston, David Marks and Mike Love. There are additionally visitor appearances from Glen Campbell, David Crosby, Neil Younger, Stephen Stills, Steve Miller, Scott Mathews, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (members of America) and Flea. A spoken intermission written by Stephen Kalinich, referred to as “Tidepool Interlude”, options actor Alec Baldwin.[25]

Jardine made his first look with the Seaside Boys touring band in additional than 10 years in 2011 at a tribute live performance for Ronald Reagan’s one hundredth birthday,[26] the place he sang “Assist Me, Rhonda” and “Sloop John B”. He made a handful of different appearances with the touring band in preparation for a reunion

In December 2011, it was introduced that Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks would reunite for a brand new Seaside Boys album and The Seaside Boys fiftieth Anniversary Reunion Tour in 2012.[27] The album, titled That is Why God Made the Radio, was launched in June 2012 and options the music “From There to Again Once more” with Jardine within the lead vocals with Wilson. Critics have acclaimed Jardine’s efficiency within the music, with Ryan Reed of Paste journal praising his “stand-out lead vocal”,[28] whereas John Bush of Allmusic deemed the music the “most stunning” within the album, having been “impeccably” framed by Wilson round Jardine’s “getting old however nonetheless candy” voice.[29]

In September 2012, it was introduced that Jardine, Wilson and Marks would not tour with the band. Love returned the lineup to its pre-Anniversary Tour configuration, with Love as the one authentic member (Bruce Johnston joined in 1965). Because of this, it was introduced that Jardine would seem with Marks and Wilson, together with Wilson’s band, for a brief summer time tour in 2013, that includes the three.

Persevering with in collaboration with Wilson, Jardine and Marks contributed to Wilson’s solo album, No Pier Strain, which was launched in April 2015.[citation needed] Jardine additionally contributed to Wilson’s Pet Sounds fiftieth Anniversary World Tour and has been featured in all subsequent excursions. In July 2016, Jardine appeared in an episode of the Grownup Swim sequence Decker, enjoying the function of the President’s “science advisor”.[30]

Jardine and his son, Matt, contributed backing vocals to John Mayer’s “Emoji of a Wave”, which was launched in 2017.[31] In 2018, Jardine started performing solo storyteller live shows referred to as “Al Jardine – A Postcard From California – From the Very First Music With a Founding Member of the Seaside Boys” which featured his son Matt and very long time Peter Asher affiliate Jeff Alan Ross. Jardine continued to tour these reveals into 2020, whereas nonetheless performing with the Brian Wilson band.[32]

In April 2019, Jardine was inducted into the Rochester Music Corridor of Fame.

On February 12, 2021, Jardine launched a two-song CD single that includes a brand new rendition of his bonus observe from “A Postcard from California” titled “Waves of Love 2.0” and a brand new music “Jenny Clover”. It was co-written and produced by his very long time collaborating accomplice Larry Dvoskin.[33] A portion of the proceeds had been earmarked to lift cash for “The World Central Kitchen” charity org.[34]

In 2022, Jardine introduced the “Household & Associates Tour” that includes Carnie & Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips. “Household & Associates” will even characteristic Al’s son, Matt Jardine, the eight-member band for the tour will probably be led by Rob Bonfiglio, who’s Wilson Phillips’ musical director and performs often in Brian Wilson’s band.[35] The band will even embody very long time Seaside Boys associates Ed Carter, Bobby Figueroa and Probyn Gregory.


Jardine has authored one e book, Sloop John B: A Pirate’s Story (2005), illustrated by Jimmy Pickering. The e book is a youngsters’s story a few boy’s Caribbean journey along with his grandfather, reworded from the unique folks lyric of the music “Sloop John B”. It additionally features a free CD with singalong acoustic recording by Jardine.[36][37]



12 months Album particulars
2001 Reside in Las Vegas

  • Launched: 2001
  • Tracks: Dance, Dance, Dance; Do You Wanna Dance; Catch a Wave; Hawaii; Do It Once more; Darlin’; Wild Honey; Come Go With Me; Surfer Lady; Do not Fear, Child; Shut Down; Little Deuce Coupe; I Get Round; In My Room; Lady Do not Inform Me; Break Away; Sail On Sailor; God Solely Is aware of; Sloop John B; Would not It Be Good; Good Vibrations; Heroes & Villains; Assist Me, Rhonda; Surfin’ USA; Barbara Ann; Enjoyable, Enjoyable, Enjoyable; California Vitality Blues
2010 A Postcard from California

  • Launched digitally and in onerous copy on demand: June 29, 2010 (Restricted version Black Friday vinyl launch: November 23, 2018)
  • Tracks: A Postcard from California; California Feelin’; Trying Down the Coast; Do not Battle the Sea; Tide Pool Interlude; Campfire Scene; A California Saga; Assist Me, Rhonda; San Simeon; Drivin’: Honkin’ Down the Freeway; And I All the time Will


Date of launch Title Label Chart positions
December 2002 “PT Cruiser”/”PT Cruiser” (a cappella)/”PT Cruiser” (observe) CQ by no means charted
April 16, 2011 “Do not Battle the Sea”/”Associates” (a cappella) Capitol by no means charted
February 12, 2021 “Waves of Love 2.0″/”Jenny Clover” Do What You Love Media TBD

Songs (written or co-written)

  • Surfer Lady (1963)
    • “South Bay Surfer (The Outdated Of us at Residence)”
  • All Summer time Lengthy (1964)
    • “Our Favourite Recording Classes”
  • Wild Honey (1967)
    • “How She Boogalooed It”
  • Associates (1968)
    • “Associates”
    • “Wake the World”
    • “Be Right here within the Mornin'”
    • “When a Man Wants a Lady”
    • “Transcendental Meditation”
  • Sunflower (1970)
    • “It is About Time”
    • “Our Candy Love”
    • “At My Window”
  • Surf’s Up (1971)
    • “Do not Go Close to the Water”
    • “Take a Load Off Your Toes”
    • “Lookin’ at Tomorrow (A Welfare Music)”
  • Carl and the Passions – “So Robust” (1972)
    • “He Come Down”
    • “All This Is That”
  • Holland (1973)
    • “California Saga: The Beaks of Eagles”
    • “California Saga: California”
  • 15 Large Ones (1976)
    • “Susie Cincinnati”
  • The Seaside Boys Love You (1977)
    • “Good Time”
  • M.I.U. Album (1978)
    • “Kona Coast”
    • “Pitter Patter”
  • L.A. (Mild Album) (1979)
    • “Woman Lynda”
  • Keepin’ the Summer time Alive (1980)
    • “Santa Ana Winds”
  • The Seaside Boys (1985)
    • “Crack at Your Love”
    • “California Calling”
  • Nonetheless Cruisin’ (1989)
    • “Island Lady (I am Gonna Make Her Mine)”


  • Murphy, James B. (2015). Changing into the Seaside Boys, 1961-1963. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-7365-6.

  • Al Jardine Interview NAMM Oral Historical past Library (1987)

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